Good Samaritan Society - St Johns is a small non-profit nursing home located in Kearney, Nebraska. Sporting an overall score of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. You can certainly do worse than this facility. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Samaritan Society - St Johns
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to having a decent overall score, we also want to point out that this place received favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a B+. This is a much better grade than the facility's overall grade. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we awarded this facility a B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable grades. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 85.628746 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we were hoping for. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. Our nursing score is based on many components, but the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this area. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - St Johns Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which have suffered a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 3.91% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 92.75% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 10.43 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 76.12% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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